A little more on Destiny's Way... Lando influencing elections? Damn, didn't see that coming, and I know that the Jedi needed to ensure that Rodan didn't win, but it was still a little surprising. Jacen's reunion with his parents was great. Their hatred of Vergere was understandable from what they knew that she did to Jacen but they still needed to take a step back. The Vong itching disease caused by Jacen ****ing around with the World Brain...LMAO. ACKBAR IS BACK!!! His strategy for the Vong including a trap was just...fantastic. And for the main reason I came in here right now, because sometimes I read something that just instigates an "I've got to talk about this before I keep reading" moment... Alpha Red. Holy. Hell. I'm normally not a big fan of Jedi navel-gazing during wartime, in fact that irritated me in the first few books, but damn, they needed to have a discussion on principles here. I can appreciate Cal's position but...ugh. I liked what Luke said about not blaming the common people, especially the children, for the religious zealotry taught by their leaders. And Vergere...she came through again. For now anyway. Poor Jaina, so disgruntled right now and who could blame her? It creeps me out some that she and Jacen are being used as Vong bait. Off to read more...Cynical_Ben , if backtracking your thread is messing it up, I'll try to find a book-specific one to boot.